Miners only re-surfaced from the mine shaft after Amcu intervened on Friday saying the company should take full responsibility
Award-winning journalist and political commentator, Stephen Grootes is host of the Midday Report on 702 and CapeTalk and senior political journalist for EWN.
He is also a regular contributor to Daily Maverick, is very active on Twitter and has published a book, S.A. Politics Unspun which offers a roadmap to guide the reader through South Africa’s complex political landscape.
Stephen has an insider’s understanding of South Africa’s political environment and has built personal relationships with all the major role players. The thorn in the side of many politicians, Stephen nonetheless manages to get answers to the big questions.
His insights into our current political environment are fascinating as is his ability to offer a glimpse into where he believes South Africa is heading.
Stephen has been at Eyewitness News for almost ten years, prior to which he worked in radio news in London, and was the editor of the Asian community’s Sunrise Radio. He has also appeared on TV, including Justice Factor. Stephen took over the Midday Report in September 2012.
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Political Analyst Dr Sethulego Matebesi says it is concerning that the President is publicly and boldly endorsing his ex-wife.
Former board chairperson, Dr Ben Ngubane, defended Hlaudi Motsoeneng to MPs, reports EWN's Gaye Davis.
ANC Secretary General Mantashe says the party usually elects deputy as the next president but that was not the case with Zuma.
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Spokesperson for Basic Education MEC in Gauteng says some schools refuse to accept pupils speaking certain languages.
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says students funded by NSFAS will not have to pay registration or fees upfront.
Transport Dept says that it is considering having drunk driving re-classified as schedule 5 offence.
Unisa College of Humanities currently hosting a Decoloniality Summer School focusing on developing a decolonised consciousness.